In a ride without a lot of history colored two Italians, Damiano Cima and Marco Frapporti, the race with the long flight of the day. The duo was at 30 km from the arrival, seized, at a moment when Louis Vervaeke a uitvalspoging ventured. Together with mountain king Giulio Ciccone and the Frenchman François Bidard drove the Belgians a while for the peloton, but the expected sprint came there anyway. Therein showed Caleb Ewan is faster than Viviani and Ackermann. It is for Lotto-Soudal's first stage win in this Giro.
Sunday, waiting for the riders in an individual time trial of 34.8 km over undulating roads between Riccione and San Marino. Werelduurrecordhouder Victor Campenaerts will undoubtedly want to show.